better mental health education and understanding in schools, university and work

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Problem
suicide is the leading 3rd cause of death; that's one million people per year, one every 40 seconds. On top of this, it's thought that suicide rates are at their highest at university, due to the lack of support. mental health is such a stigmatised topic, which stops people reaching out for help & talking.

Solution
if we educated teaching staff and made people more aware of the seriousness of mental illness and the consequences of not reaching out for help sooner enough, not only would we break down the stigma attatched but highlight the importance of making mental health a normal conversation; one day at a time. It would encourage people to speak out; each one of us can make a difference; together we can make a change.